Fruit Trees
Daleys Nursery Catalogue
Welcome! Get Our 34 Page Full Colour Catalogue delivered to you
Spring Cat
Spring CatChoose one of these 4 plants to get 40% offlooking for staffA multi coloured relative of silverbeetDragon fruit are a vine that produce large flowers and fruit. The pearl variety has white flesh.Rare Fruit magazines
Postage Free Fruit Trees
Every Plant Ready to Send Plants In Stock
Mail order to your door
Ask the forum


SantolBotanical Name: Sandoricum koetjape

There are two forms of the Santol the red and the yellow, both have large round textured yellow fruit with a very thick velvety skin. The divided fruit segments can be consumed raw or as in India, eaten with spices. The flesh is usually sucked off the seeds as the pulp clings firmly to them.Take care not to swallow the slippery seeds. By removing the seeds it makes a tasty jam or jelly.
The tree itself is very elegant in appearance with large lime to deep green leaves and offering occasional contrasting red leaves. In its native setting it is a large tree that will buttress with age, it has low growing branches and makes an excellent street or shade tree. Young plants are frost sensitive and will require protection from cold, however once established they can handle a light brief frost.

ImagePriceAvail.PropagationSizeBuy Options
$29.90 0 Seedling Pot: 2.5L
Height: 70-80cm
Email Me When Available In Production

or 4 interest-free payments with afterpay_logo Created with Sketch.

Extra Images & Youtube Videos - Click to view full size
Santol Santol For Sale (Size: Large)  (Grown from Seed) Leaf of the Santol

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
Learn About Climate Zones

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June


Customer Comments on Santol

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Santol Share Your Review & Advice or ask questions on our Forum


Cut the tip of the santol tree so it will not grow taller and become shady instead and easy to pick the fruit.. | Christopher Viray - Campbelltown, NSW 19-May-2010


When transplanting Santol plant,put it under the shade for 2 to 3 weeks then partial shade for a week then to full sun in southern california to protect from sunlight burns | Joey - Hawaiian Gardens, CA 24-May-2008


I love santol sooooo much | Riavill Mae Nacion - Australia, USA 05-Mar-2008


Santol is my favorite fruit | Josh - San Diego, C.A 20-Nov-2007


Seedless and peeled, cooked with molasses untill santol's cooked and molasses is sticky, hm yummy | Erni Disono - Brisbane, QLD 30-May-2007


Santol is best eaten, at least the way Filipino eat,by removing the skin and making criss cross shallow cut on the skin and then living it for two days in a vinegar, water, salt and sugar mixture. Do not forget to refrigerate it | Gretchen Jenelle V. Ursolum - Stockton, Ca. , US 24-Jan-2007


The santol fruit can be pickled in salt water and can be used as a side dish together with any rice meals. The fruit skin must be peeled leaving the rind and seeds to be pickled. As for the seeds, these must not be swallowed as it caused deaths in Asia. | Jay - Sydney, NSW 25-May-2006
Share Your Review & Tip
Star Rating:
(5 = Highest Rating)
Your Tip on: Santol
My Full Name:
My State
My Email: (Kept Private)
  Tips Policy & Guide


Customer Feedback
Create Your Own My Edible Backyard Page and your feedback will appear here.

Santol (Seedling) 8/10

RevNQ1's Edible Fruits
Update: 4059 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Some are flavourless, some are too acid, but get a good seedling or cultivar and they are EXCELLENT. Maybe not to rival a mangosteen, but similar.

you suck off the flesh from around the seed, like a sour fruit drop, and spit it out

very well suited to the dry tropics. beautifully formed tree, worthy just as ornamental

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: good garden soil

Pest Control:

Never seen fruit fly in it. Never seen spoilage in the dry tropics, in wet tropics (cairns) they can have fungal problems

Was this review helpful? Yes | No | Report
5 of 7 people found this review useful

* You need your own My Edibles Page to contribute Quick & Easy


PaulandLina1's Edible Fruits
Update: 4038 days 11hrs

Comments: -


Was this review helpful? Yes | No | Report
1 of 5 people found this review useful

* You need your own My Edibles Page to contribute Quick & Easy

Santol 10/10

Rwan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 264 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Grew this from seed. Fruit was nice! Got it to germinate in the campus greenhouse while I was studying. Have given it lots of care to get it through our winter; with success.

Planted: 2019

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

Was this review helpful? Yes | No | Report

* You need your own My Edibles Page to contribute Quick & Easy

For further information: